EXCERPT! Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna. THREE A.M. and JARRED OUT OF BED….

October 23, 2016


This is so much fun sharing slivers and slices of Wind River Wrangler with you just before it’s release date of 10.25.16. Here’s the next one! Enjoy😉

Lindsay McKenna: Roan Taggart is a man of few words, but a lot of action. He’s learned to stuff his emotions down deep inside of him in order to be a black ops soldier. The last thing on his mind is a relationship with a woman….maybe….here’s an exclusive excerpt for you:

EXCLUSIVE GIFTS if you pre-order and they'll show up in your email box a day before the release date!

EXCLUSIVE GIFTS if you pre-order and they’ll show up in your email box a day before the release date!

Roan Taggart has just gotten Shiloh Gallagher, the author, into the employee house. She’s been assigned a bedroom by Maud Whitcomb. It has been nearly a week since Shiloh moved in and shares the house with him.

“Roan snapped awake. It took a millisecond for him to key his hearing. Moonlight filtered weakly through the semi-opaque curtains pulled across both windows. His six senses were online and he quietly moved out of bed. He wore only a pair of dark blue cotton pajama bottoms, his upper body naked. Twisting the door knob, the door quietly opened. Slipping like a shadow into the darkened hall, he sensed someone moving around out in the kitchen. Shiloh? He glanced at the watch on his wrist. Three a.m.

Halting in the living room, he saw Shiloh in the kitchen, putting a copper tea kettle on the stove. Her hair was unruly and she was wearing pale pink silky pajama bottoms and a pink cotton tee that outlined her breasts to perfection.


She looked sleepy, hair tangled and wasn’t exactly graceful with her movements. The sense that she could not really take care of herself came across strongly to Roan. It wasn’t that Shiloh was weak or stupid. And maybe because of his black ops training, he was at the other end of the spectrum; too alert and having that situational awareness that could help save his life. She was obviously sleepy, rubbing her eyes, yawning.

There wasn’t anything to dislike about her and Roan’s mouth flexed downward and thinned. Shiloh wasn’t helpless, just not aware of her surroundings. Maybe he could help her open up her awareness a little more since she was being stalked. It could save her life some day.”
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October 21, 2016


WOW! Whatta a run up to Wind River Wrangler being released! Kensington is upping the ante (and giveaways)!!
Kensington has a terrific GIVEAWAY! They are going to give an early ARC to a lucky reader who signs up! Imagine, you’ll be getting the FIRST BOOK to read (and I hope, review it) before Wind River Rancher comes out in late December, 2016!!! Talk about an early Christmas gift for you!😉


Check out the Kchat video first!

Here’s the info and where to go to get it!
One winner will receive:
• ROOT, PETAL, THORN by Ella Joy Olsen
• WIND RIVER RANCHER (Early ARC!) by Lindsay McKenna
• SOME KIND OF MAGIC (Early ARC!) by Mary Ann Marlowe
• KILL WITHOUT SHAME (Early ARC!) by Alexandra Ivy

And then….


EXCERPT from Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna on her SECONDARY CHARACTERS

October 21, 2016

Hi Readers!
I’m going to put out a series of blogs between now and 10.25.16, when Wind River Wrangler is released! I thought you might like to know some inside, secret information from author to reader, about this book, and about the characters. Today, I’m going to speak about my secondary characters I created for the book. I hope you enjoy this EXCERPT from a scene with Maud Whitcomb, a very important secondary character in my book!

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FREE CHAPTER 1 for iBooks readers! Run over and get your excerpt!


Lindsay McKenna: I love my secondary characters and I try to make them as interesting and with as much depth and breadth as my hero and heroine. Meet Maud Whitcomb, the owner of the Wind River Ranch in the valley! She’s a fifty-year old, take-no-prisoners, strong ranching woman with a heart of gold. Let’s drop in on an exclusive excerpt with her and Shiloh Gallagher, the heroine!

SET-UP FOR SCENE: Shiloh Gallagher has just been picked up at the Jackson Hole Airport by Roan Taggart, wrangler for Maud and Steve Whitcomb. Maud is a long time friend of Shiloh’s family and has invited her to come and stay as long as she wants. Shiloh has been stalked by an unknown man and it has rattled her after six months of being hunted. Her writing is her livelihood and since the stalking has ramped up, she’s gotten writer’s block. Maud invites her to come West to stay at their Wind River Ranch. And now, we’re dropping in on a conversation between Maud and Shiloh at the ranch….


“Maud smiled. “Did Roan find you at the airport in time?”

“He sure did. About scared the crap out of me.”


“He came up behind me and called my name. I about jumped out of my skin.”

 Maud smiled. “Did he tell you he was in black ops? US Army? A Special Forces weapons sergeant?”

Rolling her eyes, Shiloh said, “No, but it sure explains to me why he came up behind me so silent. I never heard or felt him coming. He’s pretty closed mouth.” And then she laughed a little. “Well, if he was black ops, why wouldn’t he be that way? Right?” She grinned over at Maud, who chuckled.

EXCLUSIVE GIFTS if you pre-order and they'll show up in your email box a day before the release date!

EXCLUSIVE GIFTS if you pre-order and they’ll show up in your email box a day before the release date!

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October 19, 2016

Hi Readers!
Here’s the FLASH GIVEAWAY video and instructions on how to sign up to win a copy of Book 1 of my Wind River Valley series! Good luck!

FLASH GIVEAWAY.  Check it out!  Good luck!

FLASH GIVEAWAY. Check it out! Good luck!

What fun I’ve had today, “taking over” Kensington Books’ Facebook page! If you love cowboys, romance and suspense? Check out Wind River Wrangler!

And the link to the giveaway landing page: http://bit.ly/2eSxLTO

Hope you win!!!
Stay in touch with my Wind River Valley Series at:

FACEBOOK PARTY for Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna 10.19.16! Come on down, pardoners!!

October 18, 2016

Hi all you cowboy loving readers!

Here’s a fun day for 10.19.16 – Wednesday, for you! Kensington Books is going to take over their FB page and give it to Wind River Wrangler!

Wind River Valley Facebook Party

Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna is Book 1 of her new series:  Wind River Valley!  Pub. date: 10.25.16.  Pre-order now!

Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna is Book 1 of her new series: Wind River Valley! Pub. date: 10.25.16. Pre-order now!

PRIZES! Yes! I am going to choose FIVE party going readers on that day, to receive a VERY special bookmark! We call it the “Mini-Roan Bookmark” because it embodies the hero, Roan Taggart! This is an EXCLUSIVE CONTEST for those who drop by! To enter? All you have to do is show up, place a comment on any post regarding Wind River Wrangler or Lindsay McKenna or her photos. Winners will be announced 10.20.16 on Kensington’s FB page and then I’ll send each of you that very much-in-demand bookmark. Then, you’ll have your very own mini-Roan to put where ever you want to share your day with him! Facebook has nothing to do with this contest.
And …

Lots of surprises! Exclusive content from Wind River Wrangler ONLY to those who come on over and join our party to celebrate the release of my book! You won’t be sorry.

I have provided some photos, never seen in public before, of myself and about my background and why I love writing cowboy romances for you!


it’s not too late to PRE-ORDER Wrangler!! Why would you want to do that? OHHHHH, lots of GOOD REASONS!!! Read on….

Pre-Order and received gifts!

Pre-Order and received gifts!

If you do? You will find EXCLUSIVE content that only pre-order readers will receive about my book and the characters! They will show up in your email box a day before the book is released on 10.25.16!!

And….there more!!!!!

If that’s not enough for you above? Readers who are Apple/iBooks users? There’s a FREE, added bonus content CHAPTER available to you RIGHT NOW!!!! Run over and get that chapter! You won’t be sorry! It’s going to give you an insight into Roan Taggart, the hero, that no one else will receive!!! Claim jump this EXCLUSIVE OFFER right now!







October 13, 2016

Hey Readers!
Here’s a funny I want to share with all of you. I term it: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WRITER. You don’t get peeks behind the curtain often on us, but this one is worth sharing😉.

My husband, David, is a voracious readers. I called him in from his office to come and look at the memes you folks had created. He about had a heart attack, haha….here’s how it went:

“Dave, come and see the promo ads that Kensington just sent me.”

Grumble, grumble…..”I’m busy….”

“Well UNbusy yourself and get in here. I want to see what you think of the memes.”

He comes shuffling into my office, scowling and leans over my shoulder.

I click on the Johnstone/McKenna ad.


“Oh, my GOD!” he spouted, his eyes bulging. “Are you serious?”

“About what?” I demanded, not understanding his out-of-character reaction. He’s staring at the screen, at that ad.

“I don’t believe it!” He jabs his finger at the screen. “Do you KNOW who this man is? William Johnstone?”

“He writes westerns and is a New York Times Best Selling author for Kensington,” I replied, not understanding his wild man reaction.

“No, no, you don’t understand,” and he straightens up, his hands flying all over the place.

“WHAT don’t I understand, Dave? God, it’s an ad. If you don’t like it, say so, okay?”

He stares at me like I’m an alien who has just landed from Mars. “You don’t know who he is? He’s only the most famous western writer in the world! I’ve read dozens of his books. They’re the best of all the western writers I read.”

I give him a bored look. “You never tell me what author or what story you’re reading. How can I know?” (He’s a scorpio….they keep EVERYTHING to themselves…).

He looked at the ad, utter amazement in his expression. “That—that’s REALLY something that Kensington has put YOUR BOOK next to a book by William Johnstone! They must really think a lot of you.”

“So? You like the ad?”

“Like it? I-I’m stunned. I mean, Johnstone is the best of all the western writers in THE WORLD!!! He writes about more than just cowboys, too. He writes about mountain men, different aspects of the West…” and his voice trails off in admiration for the author.

(Thought you Girls would like to see this little diatribe ;-))

And then, on to meme #2 with the description of Roan…Dave looks at that and says, “That’s great writing they did on that meme.”

I gave him a one-eyebrow raised look. “That’s MY writing from the book, Dave. MINE. Not theirs.” (Note: he doesn’t read my books so there you go….couldn’t tell my writing from anyone else’s).

“Oh!” and then he flushes and gets embarrassed. “Oh…well, the writing is really, really good.”

“Bet you thought William Johnstone wrote it, huh?” I couldn’t resist a jab.

He kind of gave me a silly-assed grin and mumbled, “Well, for a moment, I really did think it might have William Johnstone who had wrote that ad for your book.”

And so it goes…a woman author gets NO credit for her writing, haha. I patted Dave’s arm and said, “Okay, go away now.”

“I do like the memes.”

“Good, glad you do. See you at dinner….”

He shuffles off toward his office, hands in pocket, shaking his head (and I’m sure it’s still over the surprise of his beloved William Johnstone being on the same ad with one of my books). I’m still laughing about it, but I closed the door first so he couldn’t hear me giggling.


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WIND RIVER WRANGLER by Lindsay McKenna — Exclusive gifts if you pre-order!

October 12, 2016

Hi Readers!

I’m soooooo excited about my first book on the Wind River Series with Kensington Books/Zebra!


Their super media team came up with some exclusive gifts that would be dropped into the email box a day before Wrangler comes out! We worked together on these gifts for you and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

If you love cowboys, romance, suspense, then give Wrangler a try.

To receive these gifts, all you have to do is pre-order before 10.25.16:


Pre-Order and received gifts!

Pre-Order and received gifts!

and there’s more!

Kensington FACEBOOK PARTY for WIND RIVER WRANGLER is on 10.19.16

Wind River Valley Facebook Party

You will get more exclusive content, photos and more!
Hope to see you there!

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FREE CHAPTER from Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna!!!

October 9, 2016

Hi all you lovely readers!

Those of you who have an iPad and get your ebooks from iBooks? Apple is giving away FREE, the first chapter of my new series, Wind River Valley!

Read it in iBooks Editions http://apple.co/2dofAjY


Wind River Wrangler comes out 10.25.16, but this is an opportunity for your Apple readers to get a flying start on it!

I hope you enjoy it😉
Warmly, Lindsay McKenna

3 EXCERPTS from DOG TAGS FOR CHRISTMAS authors: Lindsay McKenna, J.m. Madden and KaLyn Cooper!

October 5, 2016

Hi Readers!

We have a treat for you…an exclusive set of EXCERPTS—one each from the three novellas that make up Dog Tags For Christmas! Our special gift to all of you!

Just think! If you pre-order it today? It will be in your email box tomorrow morning!

DOG TAGS FOR CHRISTMAS by Lindsay McKenna, JM Madden and KaLyn Cooper coming 10.6.16.


Read these EXCERPTS and see if you don’t run over and pre-order it😉

SNOWFLAKE’S GIFT — Lindsay McKenna
Sometimes love needs a little nudge from a dog…

Ex-Army Ranger Nick Conway and his WMD dog, Snowflake, come home. When Holly and Lady show up unexpectedly in his life, he finds out love provides healing and so much more…

Two veterans—one human, one canine—have returned to Montana to recover from the traumas of war. Former Army Ranger Nick Conway depended on his WMD dog Snowflake to help him navigate IEDs on the battlefield. Now he needs his best friend to help him cope with his PTSD and acclimate to civilian life. When he meets Holly McGuire and agrees to help her deliver meals to the elderly, her inner light calls to him, but his demons hold him back from giving in to his attraction. But Snowflake takes an immediate shine to the kindhearted Holly—and he has never led Nick down the wrong path.



Snow was coming down hard in town as Nick drove the van toward the shut-in area at four p.m. The smell of spaghetti and buttered, garlic toast filled the vehicle. Myra had made sweet potato cupcakes for dessert, and he stole one before they left the charity facility. It was nearly Thanksgiving and he was looking forward to taking Holly to his folks place for the afternoon and evening. The wipers were rhythmically swinging back and forth, throwing off the heavy, wet flakes. The roads were salted, but still Nick was wary of invisible black ice. In the late afternoon the heat of the day was gone and things got slick real fast.

“Oh dear,” Holly called, sitting up, pointing out her passenger-side window. “Look, Nick!”

Snowflake, who stood between them, heard the pitch of her voice change, and whined.

Nick slowed and pulled over to the curb, then looked to where she was pointing. There was a yellow Labrador moving awkwardly through the belly deep snow between two brick buildings. Her ribs were prominent even though she had a short, thick winter coat on. “She’s starving,” he muttered, scowling. “It looks like a female Lab. She’s too dainty looking to be a male.”

“She’s terribly thin,” Holly said, worried. “I wonder if someone dumped her—they do that all the time around here. I hate it.”

“No collar on her, either,” Nick agreed. The Lab was about a hundred-feet down the alley between the two buildings, slugging it out with the snow. Nick heard Holly make a little sound of urgency. She had such a big heart, and she hated to see animals or humans suffer.

Nick knew she wanted to get out and try to call the dog over to her. From the looks of the animal, her light-brown eyes wild looking, tongue lolling out of her mouth, her fur matted, he intuitively knew this was a dog that had been left behind a long time ago to fend for herself.

“She’s feral,” he warned Holly. She turned, her huge, blue eyes filled with tears. “She won’t let us near her. I’m sorry.” And he was. It wouldn’t be the first dog dumped here that Nick had found, or that Holly had come upon around the building of one of her shut-ins. They had a no-kill shelter here, and this Lab would have had a warm place to stay, food, and care if they could befriend her.

“Can’t we do something for her, Nick?”

SEAL’s Christmas Dream – J.M. Madden
Love is never easy, but nothing worth fighting for ever is…

Flynn and Willow find themselves fighting for more than just the abused Pit-Bulls they find. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle to get everyone home safely… or maybe a helpful nudge from an old partner.

Willow sighed when she heard Sue’s voice call out that Flynn had just pulled in. They had just gotten caught up on their schedule and now whatever animal he’d brought in would probably throw them off again. Well, shoot.

Running her hand over her belly she smoothed her shirt. It didn’t matter what she looked like right now—considering he was probably bringing in an emergency—but she always wanted to be pretty for him, and six months after having the baby it was a little harder. Between running around like a chicken with her head cut off keeping her business running, taking care of little Raven and trying to be a present wife, she was run ragged.

Automatically, she smiled when Flynn walked in the door. Her big, handsome husband still had his shades on, but when he looked at her his hard, bearded face softened into a smile. That small connection had only gotten stronger in the time they’d been together, and she truly cherished it. Maya, the mixed breed German Shepherd mutt paced around him, prancing anxiously.

Willow’s gaze fell to the towel wrapped bundle in his arms. A black nose peeked out of the folds.

“You brought me a raccoon?” she asked incredulously.

Flynn flashed her an even broader grin and leaned over for a quick kiss. Willow wanted to linger but forced herself to pull away. She looked down at the animal.

Flynn turned the bundle until he could show her the back end. “Looks like he’s been hit by a car, maybe. I chased him across three lanes of traffic before I could catch him.”

She scowled at the knowledge. “You be careful doing that. Denver drivers can be crazy.”

Reaching out she probed at the hanging back leg. “Yes. I would say you’re right. I’ll dose him up with pain medication and splint this leg, then we can call the wildlife rehab center to come pick him up. They have their own vet that specializes in exotic animals. He doesn’t look very old so he should recover fairly well as long as he gets this fixed soon.”

Flynn nodded, manipulating the animal as she needed him moved. When she glanced up she realized he’d been staring at her for several long moments.
“What?” she asked defensively.

He’d shoved his shades to the top of his head. His dark gray eyes were lit with wonderful softness. “Nothing. I’m just peeking down your shirt. I can’t believe how beautiful you are.”

Willow grinned up at the love of her life. A year ago she never would have imagined she could be in this position, but things had seriously changed. Flynn had gone from a frequent client in her veterinarian’s office bringing her strays to her hero then her soul mate. He was everything she could imagine having. And he’d already become the amazing father she had imagined him to be.

The raccoon fought a little, trying to get free, but Flynn restrained him like a professional, biceps pumped. Willow worked quickly, giving the animal a light sedation before lightly splinting the back leg. Then she let Flynn carry the animal to one of the portable carriers in back.

Noel’s Puppy Power by KaLyn Cooper

Tanner Hill is better at communicating with animals than women. That might be why he hasn’t had a second date in over two years. He’s also been extremely busy with his kennel that has become the premier training facility, specializing in supplying dogs to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Then again, there is this psychologist he can’t get out of his head, or his heart.

Dr. Bailey Conrad would never allow the loss of half her right leg to an IED in Iraq to stop her. Every day at the VA hospital, she sees patients who have lost so much more to the war effort. It’s her goal in life to help as many vets as possible to find a ‘new normal’, because she knows firsthand, it’s the internal scars that can be the most difficult to heal.

Case stepped forward. “I’m almost finished, and I’ll be leaving in a minute.” He gave Bailey that lady-killer smile of his. “I’m sure she can wait another minute for me to escort her to her car.”

Tanner insisted, “No, I can walk my friend to her car.”

Friend. So she was definitely in the friend zone.

Bailey smiled inwardly as she watched the interaction of the two alphas, snarling at each other.

Friends, huh. Tanner was acting very possessive for only being friends. She slid her arms down her winter coat sleeves and zipped it up. She could make it to her car on her own. The snow wasn’t that bad.

Before she made the first step onto the sidewalk, Tanner was at her side. He grabbed her hand and slid it into the crook of his elbow. “You’re going the New Year’s party with me.”

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October 4, 2016

Hi Readers!

If you love dogs and military vets, these heart warming stories are for you!

If you love dogs and military vets, these heart warming stories are for you!

We have a special Facebook party on 10.4.16 for our anthology book: Dog Tags for Christmas! We want you to come!

Sign up at:

Check out one of our cute doggy banners….in this one you have
Lindsay McKenna, J.m. Madden and KaLyn Cooper — each with their special dog that shares their lives with us.

Here is the schedule of our authors dropping in to the party:

Jen Madden 9am EDT
Lindsay McKenna 12-1
Author Chris Keniston 1-130
Cristin Harber 130-2
Cat Johnson 2-230
Elle James 6-630
Sharon Hamilton 730-800
KaLyn Cooper 8-9

This FB Dog Tags for Christmas party tomorrow, 10.4.16, 9a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT, is going to be special.


Because it’s all about the dog(s) in our lives that make a bad day feel good.

We have lots of photos of our dogs to share with you, and we would LOVE to have you, the readers who are coming, be SURE to post a picture of YOUR doggie on our FB party page!!!


Our 3-novella anthology is honoring the dogs in our lives, our military vets as well as a warm, fuzzy, heart-felt Christmas story, to boot.
Please come and bring your pet photo with you! This is more of an honoring of our dog and our military vets than anything else. A special time for special animals in our lives….

The authors coming are going to share THEIR dog Christmas photo with you, too–a wonderful gathering!
But, here’s ours, and more to come😉

THANK YOU So much for joining us!!

See you tomorrow!!😉
Connect with me at: http://www.lindsaymckenna.com